David T. Lamb

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Family Tree of the Kings of Israel and Judah

I love charts and tables.  I’m working right now on the book of Kings for a textbook for the Historical Books of the OT, so I’ve been revising my charts.  The one below is the one I use the most, displaying the family tree of the kings of Israel and Judah.  The corresponding prophets are listed on the right side.  If you ever read the Old Testament, you will find this chart helpful.  Share this post with friends.

I find it helpful for three things in particular:
1) Since five rulers share the same name (Jeroboam, Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Ahaziah and Jehoram), the chart helps locate them in the family tree.
2) It’s messy when the royal houses of Judah and Israel intermarry (Ahab’s daughter Athaliah marries Jehoram of Judah).
3) It’s confusing when Josiah’s 4 descendants reign during the final days of Judah.

The legend at the bottom explains why kings are underlined, bolded or italicized.

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6 comments on “Family Tree of the Kings of Israel and Judah

  1. Marg Miller
    May 30, 2013

    I LOVE the Old Testament! Thank you for this helpful chart!

  2. shanlamb
    May 30, 2013

    Hey dude sorry to say, I think you need to proof read this one, here are the places I’m find difficulty understanding you

    In your “I find it helpful for three things in particular” section

  3. David Lamb
    May 30, 2013

    Marg: thanks. Hope it helps others.
    Shannon: thanks, wife. Turn about is fair play.

  4. Ignacio García
    May 31, 2013

    This historic Bible’s kings line is cool !

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